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Dafen Oil Painting Village

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Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village...
One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a self-portrait done or request a freshly-painted Van Gogh or Rembrandt.
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For a westerner, this will definitely be an odd sight to see. It is far out from the city, about a 35-40 minute metro ride from Luohu. After browsing through various shops and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For a westerner, this will definitely be an odd sight to see. It is far out from the city, about a 35-40 minute metro ride from Luohu. After browsing through various shops and navigating through narrow alleyways, I came upon a multi-story art showroom called Pix2Oils. Name a painting, they'll have a fresh-painted replica in stock or will commission an... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I probably missed something, but I wouldn't call this an "artists" village. It is commercial, as is most of Shenzhen. There are many people on the street and in shops doing mediocre copies of famous paintings - if you want home decorations this is definitely the place to go! If you are thinking this will be a gallery or museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Far away from downtown Shenzhen , close to a Walmart lost in the suburbs ... You easily find The place to be for painting , art cafe , in blossom art museum and street art. All is free to visit ... If you want to discover , to escape or to get an original or copy of painting... This is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Take the metro to Dafen Artist Village via Longing Line 3 (blue) toward suanlong and alight at Mu Mian Wan Station. Take exit B2 and walk 750m towards Walmart. Nice gallery and fantastic art work available at very reasonable prices. Bought very nice authentic frames at a steal. If you are not into art, it may bore you.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went on a flying trip on a very hot day, but I do love this place. It is interesting to note the "trends" in the paintings, they are different from my last visit here a few months ago. I watched a few portraits being done from photos, the quality is excellent. I was very close to commissioning one myself, there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A great place to spend between half day to one day. Went there a couple of times to help friends get paintings framed, buy art supplies (canvas, acrylic paint) and also to just explore the small galleries and alleys. Best way is taking the metro to Dafen station exit A1 from Longgang Line (blue one)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

A visit to Shenzhen would not be complete if you didn't visit Dafen, conveniently on the Shenzhen MTR System. It is home to the Oil Painting Village, an interesting group of old and some fairly modern buildings complete with a central square in its midst! One can see or buy reproductions or get your very own photos turned into oil... More 

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Shandong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Thanks to a meeting, a short 2 day stay in Shenzhen (pronounced “shen- jer – en”) was on tap. Very much a city built up from Chinese success and close proximity to Hong Kong. For those who do not fly, Shenzhen is where the rest use the train, foot or ferry to travel in and out of Hong Kong from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It was a pretty hot day but I am glad we visited there. My wife and I took time to check out the most of stores and bought 4 big beautiful paintings which costed us about 140 USD. Where can you can this kind of bargains now days!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I absolutely LOVE Dafen Oil Painting Village! The artists navigate unique art styles and emulate them SO WELL. For nearly one-third of the price, Dafen Oil artists can offer your favorite painting by your favorite artist, or even the replica of a personal family photo. Don't forget to bargain them down though...Especially as a foreigner traveling through their streets, you... More 

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Additional Information about Dafen Oil Painting Village

Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Shenzhen
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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